Druid’s The Last Return by Sonya Kelly returns next spring

Druid’s The Last Return

Druid’s The Last Return

Druid Theatre has announced that their five-star production of The Last Return, Sonya Kelly’s award-winning new comedy, will return to Galway as part of a national tour next spring.

Directed by Sara Joyce, The Last Return is a thrilling comedy about conflict, peace and the pursuit of territory at any cost. One final night. One last chance. Five people queue for a ticket to the hottest show in town. All they must do is simply wait in line. But what in life is ever simple? Who will triumph, who will fail, and who will walk away with… The Last Return?

The play has earned five-star ratings from The Times, What’s On Stage, The Arts Desk and The Wee Review, and praise such as ‘pitch black comic mayhem’ from The Guardian, ‘wonderful’ from The New York Times, and ‘shocking and very funny’ from The Irish Times.

As part of their commitment to new Irish writing, Druid’s world premiere production of Sonya Kelly’s comedy opened at Galway International Arts Festival this July, then toured to Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it won a prestigious Scotsman Fringe First Award, and recently finished a run at the Gate Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.

The Last Return will visit Roscommon, Limerick, Clare, Donegal, Meath, Cork and Kerry next spring. A series of events including schools performances, backstage tours and workshops will also take place during the national tour, as part of Druid’s Community and Education programme, funded by Aerogen and the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation.

Garry Hynes, Druid’s Artistic Director: "Following runs in Galway, Edinburgh and Dublin, I’m delighted that our world premiere production of Sonya’s wonderful new comedy will tour Ireland next spring. I look forward to sharing this cracker of a play with audiences from Donegal to Kerry".

The play will be on in The Town Hall Theatre from Wednesday 8 - Saturday 11 March 2023.


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